“The United Nations is considering dispatching envoys to Syria and Iran as part of a diplomatic push to end fighting between Israel and Hizbollah, Western diplomats said on Monday.“Consideration is being given to going to Damascus and Tehran,” a Western diplomat said of the U.N. delegation, led by Vijay Nambiar. “The key to unlocking this is Syria and Iran. You have to talk to the powers behind the throne.”

Diplomats said U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan would decide in the coming days whether to dispatch the team, which has already held talks with Lebanese and Israeli leaders.” [More]

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